2018 — Iceland
About this series
These Glacier Pools occur when a chunk of ice breaks off of a retreating glacier and embeds itself in the ground. When it melts, it forms what is called a kettle pond. In freshly deglaciated areas, such as around the melting glaciers in Iceland, there are dozens of small pools in the outwash plains. The lake colors indicate amounts of sediment or depth: the Deeper or clearer the water, the bluer the lake.
Tom Hegen documents in aerial photography projects the traces we leave on the earth’s surface. He provides an overview of places where we extract, refine and consume resources. Ultimately, he delivers insights into the complex relationship between man and nature. Often choosing abstract perspectives, he reads landscapes based on their significance within the global human impact on the earth. He has held solo exhibitions and group shows worldwide, including Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, South Korea and China. His work received some of the most prestigious creative awards amongst the Red Dot Design Award, the International Photography Award, the Leica Oscar Barnack Award or the German Design Award.